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on this afternoon the president's nominee the head of the cia takes center stage. >> reporter: expect john brenner to get plenty of questions about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques during this time at cia. he left there in 2005. at the white house they are emphasizing brennan's experience. >> mr. brennan brings, i think, not on a vast amount of experience, but a significant perspective on the battles that we wage in this effort. and the right way to conduct them. so the president believes the senate should and will confirm john brennan expeditiously. >> reporter: expect him to get questions about how involved he was in interrogation techniques at the cia. rick: senator lindsey graham will be at today's hearing on benghazi. the top carolina republican joins us later right here in america's newsroom. martha: just hours to go before the cia nominee john brennan testifies. mr. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is very supportive of it and has spoken out on it's times. it represents a concession about it white house, do it not? >> reporter: it does. the president acting a week and
as cia director. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning and good morning out west. members of congress have been trying for several years to see the classified justice department's legal opinions by justified the killing of anwar uh-uhawe al awlaki and others on terrorism. last night the president gave in to the pressure. the man who will feel the heat on this today is john brennan, the president's counterterrorism adviser, who has been nominated to head the cia. brennan testifies before the 15-member senate intelligence committee, including republican susan collins. >> in many cases we're talking about hardened terrorists but we do need to have a different approach when an american citizen is involved. >> reporter: democrats are equally concerned, they want to know brennan's role in the white house-approved drone attacks on terrorists who are american citizens. on wednesday, senator ron wyden threatened to pull out all the stops to get the justice department's legal opinion which the president released to the commi
hearings for cia director nominee john brennan and that's "special report" for tonight. i'm chris wallace in washington. keep it right here on fox where more news is always on the way. "special report" online with a twist starts right now. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, more graphic testimony from a woman on trial for killing her boyfriend. she says she shot him, stabbed him, slit his throat. but jody arias says it was actually all his fault. plus, say good bye to mail on saturday. >> delivery schedule too big of a cost savings to ignore. >> shepard: tonight, why letter carriers say this is going to be a disaster. the $10,000 college degree. >> such a great price for such a great education. >> what we're bringing to the table is opportunity and access. >> shepard: what do you really get for your money? plus, monopoly announces which token will never again pass go. and which new one will take its place. but first from fox this wednesday night. a woman who admits stabbing her ex-boyfriend, shooting him, cutting his throat is implying that she was the real victim in the relatio
terrorists without a trial, without a lawyer. without anything but a drone. the president's pick for the cia director is going to have to answer some questions about that little matter. that's ahead inside fox report. also, details of the secret rehearsals to raid that bunker where the accused killer was holding that frightened little boy hostage. and what we now know about an incredible underground fight. plus, one of the world's most famous san francisco cable cars has crashed. and you won't believe the tiny thing that caused all the trouble and all those injuries ahead from the journalists of fox news on this wednesday fox report. hi, i just switched jobs, and i want to roll over my old 401(k) into a fidelity a. man: okay, no problem. it's easy to get started; i can help you with the paperwork. um...ts green line just appeared on my floor. yeah, that's fidelity helping you reach your financial goals. could you hold on a second? it's your money. roll over your old 401(k) into a fidelity ira and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidel
the battery fire is truly determined. >>> now the head of the cia faces a confirmation hearing today and he is currently his terrorism adviser. he worked for them for 25 years. they wanted to question him about several cia activities from water boarding to the use of drones. >>> the plan is similar to one proposed by president barack obama proposed last month. this includes a ban on assault weapons, a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition and a ban to prevent gun trafficking. they are sending a message to state and federal government. they introduced a resolution that calls on the retirement board to stop investing in companies that make guns and ammunition. the retirement system has $900,000 invested in fire related companies. >> you have to do something around gun violence and we have to promote greater gun control... >> los angeles and here locally, napa counties are taking similar steps. new york and chicago are redirecting their resources as well. the supervisor said the vote will go on tuesday. >>> they are installing new safety locks on doors. they are allow them to
president obama wants to head the cia. john brennan was pressed hard on the use of drones and enhanced interrogation techniques by members of the senate intelligence committee. government memos leaked earlier this week showed drones had been cleared for use against u.s. citizens suspected of working as terrorists. nbc's tracie potts is live with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. brennaned defended and strongly defended the use of drones but distanced himself from how the bush administration questioned terror suspects. >> truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers, after defending drone attacks on terror suspects and even americans. at least three killed so far. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> reporter: drones are used against imminent threats, he said, not as payback. but some are still concerned if it's le
the u.s. drones and we have information on the head of the cia. . >>> welcome back. we are listening in to president barack obama. >> didn't mock as -- for a don't mock as i as big -- don't mock as i as big as ours, whether we are leaders in government business or spreading the word, we suspend our days with open hearts and only minds to seek out the truth and to find the common ground that allows for us as a nation for people to take real and meaningful action and we have to do that humbly for nobody can know the full and encompassing mind of god. >> this is president barack obama and after this he goes to virginia to talk at their annual retreat and we are going to have more, we are listening in and we will have more comments coming up in our newscast. he will be urging us to stand united facing gun control. >>> cia faces questions after working for the cia for 25 years. they want to question brennan from water boarding to the use of armed drone strikes on suspected terrorists. >>> they are video footage from a captured u.s. drone plane. you are trying to confirm this report, kyla?
defense secretary lee crop panetta -- for leon panetta. his nominee for cia director john bener faced pretty tough questioning. coming up what brenham had to say about the cia use of water boarding. >>> 5:05 is the time right now. the roads are a bit wet. you need to take your time. >> yeah. when i was driving in i had to use the windshield wipers. steve will let you know more about that. i will let you know there have been a couple solo spinouts as people may have been driving too fast for the conditions. this is a look at 80 westbound. there are no major problems here as you continue down to the maze and that area. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on 80 westbound. it's a nice looking drive to the bay bridge toll plaza and beyond into san francisco. and the morning drive on the nimitz freeway looks good from hayward to fremont. not a bad drive at all. you see 13 minutes later on in the morning i think it will be a lot more than that. this might be your opportunity to get on that road. let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. our system is rotating out. in f
unmanned cia drones to strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today, we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informed, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the document says it "does not require the government to have clear evidence." case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this justifies outright killing of a suspected terrorist. how does dropping a bomb on an american citizen with
. >>> john brennan head of cia faces a questioning today. he worked for the cia for 25 years and senators want to question brennan about several cia activities from water boarding to the use of armed drone strikes on suspected terrorists. >>> in the meantime they are broadcasting this video saying it is extracted from a spy drone captured in 2011. coming up what iran says the video shows. >>> sal, you have the east shore ready for traffic? >> yes we do, we are looking at it dave, pam, once again, we are driving through and it is not all that bad although it is getting busier as we drive into richmond and berkeley, this moment the bay bridge is looking good with no major problems and usually 45 minutes from now we start seeing the first lines and we are looking out for that as well. we are looking at the commute on san jose freeways, 281 and 105 are off to a good start. let's go to steve. >>> we will get to our weather when we have a little bit of rain. there could be a whopper of a snowstorm back east so keep that in mind. we have a weak system producing some rain in santa rosa and if you
with scattered showers. >> welcome back. john brennan, the president's nominee to head the cia is facing a committee confirmation hearing today. right now there he is, he is the president's counter terrorism advisor. he worked for the cia for 25 years. senators will ask him about several cia actions from waterboarding to using armed drone strikes on suspected terrorists. >>> new this morning iran is broadcasting video that it claims it got from a united states spy drone. i know they are trying to confirm the report but so far the defense department is tight lipped. >> reporter: the press office said it can't answer my questions right now. we asked the department of defense if it believes the video that iran is showing is real. we asked if it believes americans here at home or troops overseas are at risk and still no response. check out the footage that's airing on iran's state tv. it's claimed to be from the cia spy drone they captured in 2011. it shows a airport and city in afghanistan. this all comes as the senate intelligence committee will receive a classified document today. some m
counterterrorism adviser john brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> it's a surgical precision, the ability to eliminate the cancerous tumor called an al qaeda terrorist. >> brennan will be facing other questions during today's hearing including what he need about enhanced interrogation techniques when he served as top ranking cia official during the bush administration. another issue likely to come up his acknowledgement that he's been questioned by federal prosecutors investigating national security leaks under president obama. brennan told the senate intelligence committee he's been told by his lawyer he's only a witness in those probes. >> michael isikoff, thank you. ron widen is a member of the intelligence committee and has pressed the white house for more information on its drone policy. senator, thank you for being with us. first yes, are you satisfied after saying the president was practicing secret law and stone calling, are you satisfied these memos are being released to
tonight from abc news reporter jonathan karl. >> one count president obama has already used unmanned cia croan to strike more than 300 suspected terrorists targets. even more than his predecessor. but today we learn just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill without trial or evidence suspected terrorists. even american citizens. newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if quote an informed high level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. document says it quote does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point. this american citizen and top al qaeda leader link to several terror attack. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human wreaths advocate say the justice department memo goes way too far and. >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and executio executioner. >>reporter: as soon as he became president barack obama stopped cia tactic like world trade center boarding that he considered torture but this justifies out right killin
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starts at 10:00 a.m. at city hall. >> president obama's nominee for c.i.a. director, john brennan, will be in the spotlight on capitol hill today. he is expected to come underfire at the confirmation hearing for supporting the c.i.a.'s controversial drone program and the bushel enhanced entering tactics. we go to washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. today we get a rare public look into the u.s. secret drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base
about cia interrogation techniques. >>> good morning highway 4 traffic looks pretty good here so far but it is getting busy on the way to concord, we will have another traffic check minutes ahead. [ male announcer ] are you a business traveler who can withstand the perils of air travel? can you survive change fees? blackout dates? boarding in mobs? do you actually, in a weird way, kind of enjoy rude service? then you might have what it takes to keep flying your airline. ♪ if you don't, then stop playing the airline game by their rules. come on over to southwest, the one airline that changed the game for the whole industry. ♪ . >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, 5:13 is the time and there are new details about the mental state of an iraq war veteran shooting a navy seal at a texas shooting range. he threatened to kill his family and himself and he was also treated at the same mental hospital after a woman called police and said she feared for his safety. she said he suffered from postraumatic particular stress disorder and has been charged with murder. >>> more t
could do the job. jenna: we'll see if john brennan gets approved. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. the cia nominee will have to appear before the senate intelligence committee in a few hours. as lawmakers on the panel are received classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna, i think you hit on a lot of the key topics. senator i don't know mccain is among those very interested in brennan's position on those enhanced interrogation techniques during the bush administration. brennan came out and said he was opposed to waterboarding. mccain wants to know if there is any evidence that b
in public when president obama's choice for cia has his confirmation hearing. john brennan will be asked questions about interrogation techniques such as waterboarding including carrying out drone attacks against u.s. citizens. the white house is expected to stay ahead of that controversy. last night the administration acknowledged it would give congressional committee members access to classified documents that outline the government's stance on drone strikes against suspected terrorists who are also american citizens. the report will be in the hands of those lawmakers just hours before john brennan's confirmation hearing begins, and he will be the one today who's answering questions about the legality of killing americans who are believed to be senior al qaeda leaders such as the american-bern cleric anwar al awlaki who was killed in a 2010 drone strike. critics say the strikes violate the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of the united states citizen without clear evidence of an
obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill list. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are, indeed, ethical and just. >> reporter: the use of drones has grown 700% under the obama administration. we learned just yesterday, that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to send drones throughout the region. lawmakers will discover about a document that says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if a high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the government can do so without having clear evidence. human rights advocates disagree. >> that justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: drone strikes have become controversial. in pakistan alone, there ha
and cia. in washington, jennifer davis, fox news i. >>> for the first time the government is having a standard for high school lunches. making sure it is healthier so there is a guideline for fat, sugar and sodium levels, applying to srepding machines as well. sanfrancisco schools began the healthier food program last month. >>> today marks the 10th anniversary of the explosion shuttle "columbia." [music] >> hundreds tpwagtered to mark the somber anniversary. nasa officials and family members attended the ceremony. it exploded over johnson space senter in texas following a 16- day mission. all seven crew members died that day. it was blamed on a piece of foam that fell from the tank during the launch opening a hole in the wing. >>> for the first time apple is now number one for wireless sales here in the u.s. they estimate apple sold nearly 18 million iphones in 2012, fueled by the popular iphone 5. samsung sold 17 million phones. >>> today, twitter said that a quarter million users have is had their data hacked. the site says attackers may of used names, e-mails, pass words for 250
the audience because they are also good. usually it is the guy with the aluminum hat on getting cia messages. [laughter] not really. if you want to line up, we have a few more minutes at the microphones. we will take a few questions. please make sure that you make them questions. >> i have been interested in americorps and other related programs. from what i can tell, you do not support it or talk about it very much. the tea party is advocating limiting national service. president obama campaigned to expand to 250,000. senator kennedy helped to pass the expansion. i was wondering what role "the nation" can play in helping to support the program. >> we've done a lot of work around expanding doctors into rural community centers. americorps is a good program. all of those should be supported. we have not done as much. there has been controversy at the magazine. i am more of a supporter of teach for america than my colleagues. they are good programs. >> what could we do collectively as the next up for occupy wall street? -- next step for occupy wall street? >> what is your main interest in the i
the cia. >>> a powerful earthquake that hit the south pacific. it struck near the solomon islands and generated a tsunami wave over three feet high and reports are saying that at least five people were killed. people were evacuated in fiji. warnings that have been issued have been canceled. some homes were seriously damaged by the waves there. >>> as a young victim of the alabama standoff celebrates his 6th birthday today. this as investigators continue to comb the underground fortress and property of his captor. >> reporter: the fbi released these photos of the suspect's property, along with more detailed information about the rescue of 5-year-old ethan. nbc news has learned as a result of ongoing negotiations, the kidnapper, jimmy lee dykes. was expecting a delivery of additional comfort items. four members of the hostage team approached the bunker and opened the hatch dropping in a flash bang device to distract dykes. he was disoriented but managed to fire one shot. the hostage team shot and killed dykes and then rescued ethan. they found explosive devices, one inside the bunke
facing john brennan to become the new head of the c.i.a. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. we made it to thursday. good morning at 5:00. this is the morning that mike warned we could see rain. >> and king tides, as well. mike has the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd on storm watch. you can see scattered rain across the north bay from santa rosa north through cloverdale and toward sea ranch where we are finding scattered rain. notice, this is where the bullet, rather, the bulk of it is. after 7:00 the rain will sink to the south and move through our neighborhoods during the mid-morning to mid-afternoon. morning rain to a
. >>> the pentagon has not yet commented on iran's broadcast of video it claims was extracted from a cia spy drone captured in 2011. the footage was broadcast on iranian state media and it has not been confirmed. it says it downs the drone there but u.s. officials say the drone mal functioned and crashed. iran is also claiming it can reverse engineer the drone and launch its own production line of unmanned aircraft. >>> an iran supreme leader has rejected holding one on 1 nuclear negotiations with the u.s. he rejected all direct negotiations, however they will take part in nuclear talks later this month involving six world powers, including the u.s. >>> san jose state university received a major donation, we will tell you how much and which students will benefit. >>> rain has returned to the bay area, mark tamayo will tell us how long it is expected to last. >>> celebrities on the links for the annual pebble beach pro- am golf tournament, fred is there and he is next with a live report. >>> cal trans is getting the word out about its latest tool to clear that. it is called that. when it goes into
the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and snow. we will talk about when it gets do your neighborhood and if you are headedded to the sierra, how were snow to expect.
. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and snow. we will talk about when it gets do your neighborhood and if you are headedded to the sierra, how were snow to
the year. >>> also in washington, code pink protestors interrupted the hearing of the cia director. >> would you hold, police? we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. >> after several -- d disruptions, this woman was asked to leave. >>> democratic law makers unveiled the long list of gun control bills. >> republicans called it grand handing. >> it is typical to see high powered weapons piirched and on display. >> here's what a high powered magazine sounds like on a city street at night. >> i live a mile away from that intersection. >> bay area police chief and mayors of los angeles and san francisco join democratic law makers as that you a nowed the new proposed -- announced the new proposed gun laws. >> now is time to close the loop rolls in the education related to the gun and gun ownership. >> among the 10 pieces of legislation, a ban on detachable rifle clips, a, and requiring background checks on ammunition sales. >> a way that we see something fashion able and we all want to get on board. >> democrats are grandstanding. democrats say they want california to have the
this week with the confirmation hearings for the new cia director john brennan. in this bipartisan letter, they're urging the president to produce these highly classified memos that authorize the targeted killing program. so to quote congress and the public can decide whether the president's power to deliberately kill american citizen is is subject to appropriate limitations and safe guards in a recent interview the aclu said the memos should be reduced, claiming they're in direct conflict with the rule of law. >> so violates the very idea of having a rule of law, and then to have the architect of the whole program get a major promotion and be brought up for cia director. the senate intelligence committee has to have ask some hard questions of mr. brennan. >> those senators said in the letter in a thinly veiled warning if these memos are not provided or there's not good cooperation from the administration they're going to hold or block the nomination of brennan or hagel. >> north korean leaders released a video, set to the tune of wow we are the world." is it anything to worry about? well
during the head of the next head of the cia. the reason protesters disrupted it multiple times. >>> the green light capital filed a lawsuit against apple. green light owned apple stock since 2010 and wants the company to share more capital. they have been trying to get them to create a new class of preferred stock. apple began baying a divend last year. >>> the committee put another top government official on the hot seat over the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> what is clear the united states is unprepared for what occurred in benghazi. >> i believe the department of defense and the armed forces did all we could do in the response to the attacks. >> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta insisted the government employed every asset to respond to the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. cocoa krispies and three other -- cocoa krispies and -- chris tvens and three other -- chris stevens and three others were killed. >> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta confirmed for the first time the pentagon supported providing arms to opposition groups in syria
on board. >>> the president's nominee to be director of the cia answered questions today during his confirmation hearing during the senate intelligence commission. john brennan allowed drone attacks. >> at the start of the hearing, code pink protesters interrupted brennan's opening statement. then feinstein ordered the room cleared. >>> decoded from a cia spy drone. the video shows a city said to be afghanistan. this appears to be an attempt to embarrass the u.s. american officials have confirmed iran had captured a drone and asked for it back. iran refused. >>> president putin toured the sight of next year's winter olympic games and he is not pleased. putin said he wanted a senior executive of the winter olympics fired. >>> and in china, 1,500 firefighters are finally getting the upper hand against a wildfire that's been burning for a day and a half. the flames threatened gas and electrical fire stations. officials say a sanitation worker started the fire by burning waste and has now been arrested. >>> a kindergartner and his grandmother's idea has come to fruition. he asked his
to be director of the cia answered questions today during his confirmation hearing during the senate intelligence commission. john brennan allowed drone attacks. >> at the start of the hearing, code pink protesters interrupted brennan's opening statement. then feinstein ordered the room cleared. >>> decoded from a cia spy drone. the video shows a city said to be afghanistan. this appears to be an attempt to embarrass the u.s. american officials have confirmed iran had captured a drone and asked for it back. iran refused. >>> president putin toured the sight of next year's winter olympic games and he is not pleased. putin said he wanted a senior executive of the winter olympics fired. >>> and in china, 1,500 firefighters are finally getting the upper hand against a wildfire that's been burning for a day and a half. the flames threatened gas and electrical fire stations. officials say a sanitation worker started the fire by burning waste and has now been arrested. >>> a kindergartner and his grandmother's idea has come to fruition. he asked his grandmother is there another famous african american
defense secretary leon panetta. as jacqueline fell reports congress is focusing on the next cia director and whether john brennan supports using drones for targeted killings. >> reporter: pam, john brennan says that drone strikes are used only against targets who plan to attack the united states. brennan told senate intelligence committee led by dianne feinstein that drone strikes are never used as retro abuse for an earlier attack against americans. he says americans deserve to learn more about the procedures and practices for drones and targeted killings. republican senators want to know if brennan would rather kill terrorists with a drone or capture them. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible. >> reporter: another big topic of the day information sharing. senators complain they don't share enough classified information with them while sharing too much with the media. some republicans accused brennan and the cia of offering authorized leaks to help president obama in the when i see you next in a warning com
these strikes. the possibility raised after john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia defended the drone program at his confirmation hearing. >> the president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence. will have the appropriate review process, approval process before any action is contemplated including those actions that might involve the use of lethal force. rick: peter doocy is live in d.c. so, peter, tell us where the idea for these special courts has come from? >> reporter: rick, senators on both sides of the aisle are saying basically if the u.s. government is going to continue executing u.s. citizens with drone strikes there need to be some checks and balances in place to make sure the american being targeted is really associated with al qaeda and really can not be captured. to minimize the possibility of a lethal operation against an innocent person and the senate intelligence committee chair, senator dianne feinstein, says she thinks there will soon be a quote, new day of transparency? >> at one point it
obama's nominee to head the c-i-a, john brennan, faces tough questions at his confirmation hearing. we'll hear from him in three minutes. headed to the bay area this morning. a full forecast coming up at 5-15. and apple facing a big challenge from an investor this morning. that story at 5-26. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ fresh at subway ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] at subway, you got breakfast made. like an under 200 calorie steak egg white & cheese. subway. eat fresh. >> president obama's nominee for c-i-a director, john brennan, faced tough questions in his confirmation hearing about u-s covert activities. protestors actually interrupted the hearing at one point. brennan said the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials had the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drones. the president said that these will be legally approved before any action is contemplated including those that could be using legal force. >> president obama
about the president's pick to run the c.i.a. tonight on special report, john brennan is expected to face questions during his confirmation hearing on thursday about water boarding and his role in the controversial drone program. we'll examine whether his nomination is in trouble. number two man in the syrian opposition talks exclusively with fox news tonight. we asked him about the growing presence of extremists fighting alongside them. obamacare wants labels on nutrition but they wanted to expand to it convenience stores at a cost of one billion dollars and congressional budget office says the number of people that will lose their health insurance because of obamacare could top seven million. a special report starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and the five. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> last year, san francisco banned plastic shopping bags for the reusable cloth kind to help save the birds, what is good for sea gulls is bad for non-sea gulls, researchers say the eco friendly contain harmful bacteria in the cloth bags. it's associated with 46% increase in deaths from food borne illnesses. th
a hearing on the subject of drones and torture, and the president's pick to lead the cia. >>> and the giant comeback under way in one of the most majestic places on earth. restoring the redwood forest to its old glory. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. to our viewers out west tonight, we begin our broadcast out west this evening after a very dramatic and disconcerting day in southern california. after three murders, two more people wounded and the word from police today that one of their own, an ex police officer, a military veteran, is targeting police officers. as a result, law
in the afternoon. >> president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan faced tough questions and his confirmation hearing about u.s. covert activities. prosecutors actually interrupted the hearing at one point. brennan said that at the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials have the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drums. >> the president has insisted that any action we take be legally grounded, the early anchored and intelligence, will have the appropriate review process before any action is contemplated including actions that may involve the use of lethal force. president obama released >> president obama release the administration's classified legal justification for the drought policy to the senate intelligence committee before brent terry. >> boeing is starting to test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says this will allow it to look at the in-flight performance of the airplanes batteries. the faa grounded the dreamliner fleet last month because of issues with its lithium ion batte
.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in nearly $3 million a year in rent and would create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on this proposal coming up in april. >>> texas governor rick perry stepping up his campaign to try to steal business away from california. perry planning to visit silicon valley, san francisco and los angeles during a four-day trip that starts this sunday. he's planning to tell people that texas is a better place for business because there's no income tax and more lenient labor and environmental laws. california governo
of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama's pick to be the new cia director is defending the use of drones kill terror suspects overseas, even if they are american. he was grilled for more than three hours yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. told the committee missile strikes are used against terrorists planning to attack the u.s. >>> 4:48. california could potentially have the strictest gun laws in the nation. once again yesterday some democratic lawmakers unveiled several new bills aimed at restricting possession of firearms. one would outlaw future sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. another calls for background checks for people buying ammunition. yet another would require additional safety training for people who buy new handguns. >>> locally another gun buy- back program is in the works in hopes of reducing the number of firearms on the streets in the bay area. the palo alto east palo alto and menlo park police departments are all helping to organize the event february 23rd fro
obama's nominee to lead the cia. white house counter-terrorism chief john brennan will appear before the senate intelligence committee. his confirmation hearing is expected to come just hours after lawmakers received a classified report on the rationale for drone strikes targeting americans who work with al qaeda overseas. >>> the federal government is already preparing for $1.2 trillion in across the board budget cuts. they will kick in if congress fails to agree on a different budget plan by the end of the month. as susan mcginnis reports, the pentagon is already slashing military costs. >>> reporter: the uss truman was scheduled to pull out of norfolk, virginia tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came that truman will stay in port in order to save money. >> playing the waiting game pretty much. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> reporter: the pentagon is cutting u.s. aircraft carriers' presence overseas ahead of $55 billion in budget cuts that kick in march 1. >> this is not a game. >> report
of a secret cia base has been revealed this morning. adding to whether the controversial drone program is going too far. published reports say that the base in saudi arabia has been used to launch drone strikes against targets in yemen, including the one that killed american citizen and suspected terrorist, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed, even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. meanwhile, john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have stolen data belongs to some 4,000 bankers. the fed spokeswoman tells "the wall street journal," no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen s
in an instant. at&t. ♪ >> the time is a 20 5:00 a.m.. president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan, face a tough questions in his confirmation hearing. protesters actually interrupted the hearing at one. perry ed brennan said the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials had the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drones. >> president obama released the administration's classified legal justification for the drone a policy to the senate. intelligence committee before brennan's hearing. >> a new poll out this morning shows new jersey governor chris christie's approval rating is slowing. it is now 73 percent. the majority of independents and democrats surveyed also approved of the job kristi is doing. while approval ratings of his hand a list of super storm sandy are high, the poll found voters were split on his handling of the economy. that is the issue most voters are concerned are right now. >> boeing is planning to start test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says that this will shoallowe
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